General Motor’s China sales drop 5% in second quarter

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General Motors vehicle sales in China declined 5.3% between April and June from the corresponding period of 2019, performing below the industry average following a recovery from the coronavirus crisis in the country. China’s total figure, which includes passenger and commercial vehicles, increased 4.4% in April and 14.5% in May, the China Association of Automobile […]

Tesla to make molecule printers for COVID-19 vaccine developer CureVac

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Tesla Inc is building mobile molecule printers to help make the possible COVID-19 vaccine which is being developed by CureVac in Germany, the electric automaker’s CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted on Wednesday. CureVac, an unlisted German company, has stated it is developing portable, automated mRNA production units that it calls printers and which Musk referred to […]

Ford makes connected vehicle services complimentary for European drivers

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Ford has made a series of connected vehicle services complimentary to customers in Europe, allowing drivers to control and monitor major features in their cars from their smartphone.  Drivers access connected vehicle features making the use of the FordPass app which allows a variety of remote services, including checking on vehicle health, fuel level and […]

Top court in Canada rules in favor of Uber driver in gig economy case

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UberEats driver David Heller filed a class action suit, challenged by Uber Technologies Inc, intending to secure a minimum wage, vacation pay, and other benefits like overtime pay. Drivers are now classified as independent contractors and do not have such advantages. Heller’s attorney stated the decision enabling him to sue was important, but only a […]

Tesla becomes most valuable automaker as valuation goes above $200 billion

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Tesla Inc on Wednesday became the highest-valued automaker as its shares increased to record highs and the electric automaker’s market capitalization overtook that of former front runner Toyota Motors. The automaker’s shares gained 5% in early morning trade to a record of $1,133, increasing the company’s market cap to $209.47 billion – roughly $6 billion […]

U.S. appeals court stays order requiring GM, FCA meet to resolve lawsuit

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A U.S. appeals court on Monday put a stay on a lower court’s order requiring CEOs from General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to resolve GM’s racketeering lawsuit. “In order to provide enough time to consider the matters raised in GM’s petition, and having considered the relevant factors, we conclude that a temporary […]

Ford, Volkswagen to stay neutral on challenges to new vehicle emissions rules

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Four major automakers will remain neutral by taking no position on legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards but want to weigh in on any court fix, according to a document read by Reuters. The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards to require […]

Merger with FCA among the best solutions to cope with crisis, says Peugeot CEO

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PSA CEO Carlos Tavares is sure that a $50 billion merger of the owner of Peugeot vehicles with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will proceed as planned and deliver synergies of no less than 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion). The deal to form the world’s fourth-largest automaker has become even more important because of the impact […]

Dodge and Kia Motors top J.D. Power quality study

Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge and Kia Motors have topped an initial quality study of new vehicles sold in the United States based on owner responses, industry consultant J.D. Power stated on Wednesday. The study observed problems experienced by owners of new 2020 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership and figured out their initial […]

Ford Ranger, Tesla models tops ‘American-Made’ car index

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Ford Motor’s new Ranger truck achieved No.1 rank in vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economy, while three of Tesla’s models placed in the top nine. The two automaker’s brands couldn’t be found in Cars.com’s top 10 last year but stood out in the 2020 version of the automotive site’s “American-Made Index.” Ford’s pickup […]